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>> all right. thank you very>> much. that history lesson sponsored il part by the beckel institute. thanks for watching, everybody. have a great weekend. we'll see you back here thank you >> hello, everyone. i'm arthel neville, so good to see you on this saturday. welcome to a brand-new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> i'm eric shaun. a major gun manufacturer passes a tough new gun control law. opponents fear could end up costing hundreds of jobs. we'll debate the economic impact that could be coming across the country in the wake of gun laws. >> the meteor blast that shocked the world has left thousands exposed to frigid temperatures tonight. we'll get onupdate from the impact zone. >> tired of having the old set? wait until you see what is coming, these giant big screens.
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you won't believe it when you can see this courtesy of "consumer reports." >> i love it. they are super duper. first, millions across the east coast now bracing for another winter storm that is expected to hit overnight tonight and stretch from parts of the southeast all the way up to new england. this is coming as several cities in the region are still dealing with the snow from last weekend's blizzard. elizabeth prann is live in new haven, connecticut with that part of the story. what are they doing with all that snow? i see it's still piled up behind you. >> yeah, that snow basically has nowhere to go because just like you said, cities across connecticut were slammed by that blizzard. something up to three feet of snow. in new haven, i want to show you the solution. basically we're seeing dump trucks come to this location and just dump tons of snow. we heard from city officials that 860 million pounds of snow fell. that was only on the roadways in
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new haven. that's not including private homes and roof tops. officials report they have requested additional federal funding. the president already agreed to reimburse 75% of the first 48 hours after disaster. the states are asking for an additional 24 hours, saying these are simply extraordinary circumstances. arthel. >> i say extraordinary indeed. 860 million pounds. that's a lot of snow, i'll tell you. >> that is a lot of snow. it's a lot to clean up. folks here trying to get back to normal. a lot of them say initially there were complaints about the fact they weren't able to get to work last week. a lot of roadways did take some time to clean up. but the fact of the matter is, the main highways are basically clear now. they're getting to some of the neighborhoods and the smaller areas. but to give you an idea of how many boots were on the ground, snow removal equipment was coming in from neighboring states, hundreds of state and national guard men were on the
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ground for the better half of the week. there is still 40 here in certain cities across the state. neighborhoods are also hosting shoveling parties to get all the nasty snow off the sidewalk. that's really to get folks off the streets. lot of people were walking. we heard of injuries. that's not a safe place for you to be, especially after a massive snow storm. just like you saw all the snow behind me. there is snow expected in the forecast. we did hear from officials who say basically all the roads are clear. they're passable. what they're doing now is trying to widen them because a lot of them were simply cleared for one lane of traffic. arthel, back to you. >> i know you have to travel. i hope you don't get stuck in new haven. it's lovely, but we got to get you back to your family. thank you very much. >> fox news alert, clean-up of another sort underway in russia that. is where a massive relief effort is continuing following that shocking and devastating and thankfully rare meteor strike that happened in this
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country. you see that video of that thing streak across the sky? crews are replacing many of the thousands of broken windows. volunteers are distributing warm clothes to the people. 4,000 work -- 24,000 workers deployed to help out. the shock wave damaged buildings all across the region. the high temperature barely reaches 10 degrees fahrenheit. more than 1200 people were injured and dozens still in the hospital right now. take a look at that streaking across the sky. one teacher said she -- she did her best to keep her students safe during moment of impact. >> i told the students to move from the windows and not long after that, the meteor exploded. they were all fine. however, when they got back to their seats, a piece of glass flew above their head. i was standing next to the chair, then being pushed to the door. i fell down and didn't know what happened. >> some chunks created this hole in an icy lake.
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divers have been on the scene trying to find some other fragments that fell. that whole is six feet wide. local fishermen when they saw that, they rushed to the keen as the pieces started falling. >> i suddenly saw a shiny spot, like a flair light. i even thought the shooting range nearby, maybe they were shooting. then it was too powerful, too bright, and it was growing bigger. in a matter of seconds, just in ten seconds, it grew from a small tennis ball size to a huge ball and then there was an explosion. no sound, just an unbelievably bright flash, like magnum. >> we're all lucky where it fell n a sparsely populated area. $33 million in damage. we'll bring you more details about this strike as we get them. >> arthel: so unbelievable. eric, a bomb blast killing dozens of people at a busy market in pakistan today.
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the blast buried many victims under rubble and police still do not know how many people died. nearly 200 people were wounded. investigators report the bomb was detonated by remote control and hidden in a water tank. it occurred at a time when the mark was full of women and children. groups of shiite muslims later flooded the streets protesting sunnies who they say set the bomb. papers left behind by al-qaeda operatives in mali offering a rare glimpse inside the extremist operation. the abandoned document reveal the terrorist strategy for conquering northern mali and even predicted france's military intervention would dislodge them in january. the papers also show a sharp division within al-qaeda's africa chapter over ou quickly and how strictly to apply islamic law. with the senior commander expressing concern over the whipping of women and destruction of tell him buck to you's ancient monument.
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iran's leader warning the world that in his view, no power can stop his country from potentially building an atomic bomb. it was part of a mixed message. it was claimed iran is not seeking any nuclear weapons. this all comes as a group of western nations offer iran a deal to try and easy some of the crippling economic sanctions that put in place as reaction to the nuclear program to try and prevent that. conner powell live with the very latest on the continuing dance with iran and its disputed nuclear program. hi, conner. >> iran's supreme leader issued a stern warning to the united states and criticized both the united states and the international community today. even appeared to reject direct talks between the united states and iran over iran's nuclear program. the supreme leader claimed that the islam okay republic backs the total elimination of nuclear weapons from the world, insisting iran's nuclear program
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is only for peaceful purposes. but he did say that if iran does decide to build a nuclear weapon, it has the right to do so no matter what the western world says. >> you want to stop this and you can't. and the iranian nation will do what it has a right to do. >> the supreme leader's comments come two weeks before the international community is set to meet with iranian officials to discuss their nuclear program. iran's economy has been severely damaged by international sanctions in recent months but remains defiant and countries in the middle east, particularly israel, pushed for some type of military strike to take out iran's military and nuclear facilities, though many military analysts believe any type of military strike would probably only delay iran's military ambitions. not completely eliminate them. >> conner with the very latest. thanks so much from jerusalem. >> arthel: dire new warnings
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about the focus impact sequestration could have on the u.s. military. allergy officials say the across the board cuts would force them to increase touring for soldiers deployed in afghanistan next we're and could put our national security at risk. steve centanni with more. tell us why is this such a threat to military readiness? >> arthel, a number of reasons. not enough money for proper maintenance of bases and equipment and more troubling, not enough money for the proper training of our troops. this would mean those serving in afghanistan would have to stay longer because not enough troops are being trained to replace them. a problem, according to former general who knows. >> youscientists discovered if u extend a soldier much beyond about nine or ten months, his fighting ability falls off, or you replace him with soldiers who haven't had the proper amount of training and the right equipment to go to afghanistan and survive in combat.
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>> already we've seen the decision to keep only one aircraft carrier in the persian gulf instead of two. >> arthel: i guess a lot of people are wondering if there is time to head off a sequester and prevent these cuts. >> there is. but only a few days. nobody is predicting exactly how this will be resolved, if it is. republicans say the president is responsible for this looming crisis. >> in his state of the union address, president obama himself admitted that these cuts were a really bad idea. the president failed to mention was that the sequester was his idea, proposed by his administration during the debt limit negotiations. >> president obama made no mention of sequester in his saturday address, pointing out instead that progress has already been made in deficit reduction. >> over the last few years, both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion, which puts us more than halfway towards the goal of $4 trillion in deficit reduction that economists say we
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need to stabilize our finances. now we need to finish the job. >> in the midst of all this, congress taking next week off for president's day. arthel? >> arthel: i'm chuckling. steve, thank you very much. >> you bet. >> new reports say that murders thankfully are now plummeting in the notorious mexican city of juarez. clearly that is good news from a safety standpoint. but it's causing for some a viesing problem for the real estate market on the u.s. side of the border. patrick manning has the details in el paso, texas which is on the other side of the river from juarez. >> yes, hi there. two years ago when the violence over in juarez, just on the other side here, started to see escalating murders related to drug violence. a lot of the people who live over there decided to move over here to el paso. many of them moving into apartments. some of them even buying homes. with reports that the murders on
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the other side of the border have begun to decline, many of them feel like it's safe to return home. as the number of murders in juarez comes to a welcoming decline, many mexican nationals taking refuge in el paso are feeling safe to return home. it's positive news for the bordering city, but a little gloomy for those over here in the apartment business. >> we noticed the decrease in the amount of occupancy by about an average of 5% within our company. we heard in other areas it was even greater, up to 10%. >> between 2006 and 2010, more than 400,000 people had fled the carnage in juarez. many came to el paso. some complexes got the nickname little mexico with so many mexican nationals moving in. >> we noticed that a lot of the residents that came over were from the juarez area that moved into the el paso area and in certain circumstances, we noticed that not only owned homes in juarez, but rented here in el paso as well.
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>> last summer there was a drop of 42% in murders in juarez compared to the year before. that dip led many to return home. realtors are seeing a similar trend. people from juarez are calling about homes for sale in el paso, but the demand has slowed down. kenny is president of the el paso association of realtors. >> they're feeling a little more comfortable. they're not as nervous. so they're staying over there or they're not as anxious to buy something and get over here as they had been. >> the sales may be down, burr the hopes are high for el paso's sister city. also the realer we spoke with said it's actually going to be a long-term economic win on both sides of the border with reports of the violence slowing down in juarez because that means that hopefully more businesses will feel more comfortable moving into the area. eric? >> you're right, a lot more lives will be saved. patrick manning, thanks.
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>> arthel: a new reality show airs in south africa days after one of the stars was killed. reeva was dating olympic track star and double amputee oscar pistorius. he has been charged with premeditated murder. police say he shot his girlfriend four times on valentine's day. his family speaking out for the first time today denying the charges. meanwhile, her family supported the decision to air the new show, saying she was very proud of her work and was excited for her family to see it. >> a touching tribute to the victims of the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. that tribute will benefit the victims of hurricane sandy. firefighters in new jersey are planning to raise more than $2 million to build playgrounds in honor of each of the sandy hook victims. that's 26 in all. they'll be in communities that were devastated by the hurricane. new jersey and new york will get ten of them. connecticut will get six. each playground will reflect the
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permanent of the person that it is honoring. quite a special and wonderful tribute. >> arthel: shocking dash cam video coming coming up, capture ago high-speed chase that ended in tragedy. we'll tell what you police discovered in the back seat of the car after it was all over. >> and could it happen again? another fire ball in the sky. this time it's right here in the u.s. we'll tell you and weather and what happened coming up. >> arthel: the economic impact of new state gun control laws. one big manufacturer of guns is threatening to leave after a new law passes, taking the jobs with them. >> a little over 200 jobs here at our assembly, shipping and design, as well as our headquarters facilities and probably another 400 or even more at our suppliers, subcontractors and service providers throughout colorado.
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>> eric: time for the check of the latest headlines. gas prices going up again. that's right. triple a reports that the average is now 3.68 a gallon. that's up 12 cents from last week and 42 cents from just a
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month ago. police shoot and kill an escaped prisoner. officers found him in texas this morning. they opened fire when they say he lunged at them. morales got away earlier this week when he attacked a detective while he was being transported. folks are jittery after the russian meteor. take a look at this. mysterious light shot across the skies of northern california. witnesses say it did look like a fire ball over the san francisco bay area. some say it was a small meteor. but scientists say they didn't catch anything on their telescopes. one meteor expert says these type of fire balls happen every ghnight all across the earth. >> arthel: we turn now to the national gun debate as it rages on. new questions about the potential economic fallout as several u.s. cities pass antigun legislation and urge public pension funds to pull their investments from gun makers. here are two gop lawmakers from colorado warning about the impact of a proposed weapons ban
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in their state. >> members, you vote for this bill, you're not voting for an evidence-based practice. you're voting on a hunch. you're voting on a guess. and you're willing to send jobs, important manufacturing jobs out of this state. >> it's all about the money. is that what this argument is about? we don't care about people anywhere else in the country? >> arthel: joining me to discuss this is a former republican campaign manager and aide to the gop house leadership, marjorie clifton. we'll jump in. marjorie, is this a case of dollars getting in the way of democracy and the right to run your choice of business in our capitalist nation? >> i think that the cost issue is a very important discussion to have. i think there is two costs we have to look at. first, for example, in the state
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of colorado, we're looking at 200 jobs lost. but in 2009 alone, the cost of lives was over 583 deaths and all the families affected by that by gun violence. and colorado is one of ten states across the country that actually had more gun deaths than road deaths in that same year of 2009. so yes, absolutely we have to look at the cost of lives. you look at the impact, the economic impact of gun legislation and not having gun legislation. and gun violence, as we've seen, unfortunately, many times this year over, has brought economic impact 'cause it not only is the cost of manufacturing, but the cost of police forces, security, when gun violence happens, cost to emergency rooms and all of the care required for the victims and their families. so the economics of not having gun legislation also has some very, very broad implications. and you have to look at it. the u.s. is a wide manufacturer for a huge defense spending budget that we have right now, but we're also suppliers to a
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lot of other countries. a lot of this responsible gun -- >> arthel: let me jump in here. you make good points, but i'm sure trey has some other paints. >> i do. let's talk about the focus that the impact it will have on the federal legislation. i don't think this topic is as much about guns as what level of government is best suit to do address an important public policy challenge. local initiatives and progress tend to reenforce to members of congress that federal solutions are not necessarily needed. they make members of congress ask if states are acting -- >> arthel: wait, let me jump in here. i apologize. i'm not trying to be rude, but i really want to understand what you're saying because it's an important argument that everybody has to make. but break it down to me in plain terms that we can all understand what you're saying. i didn't get what your point was, where you're going with this. >> my point is that on the impact with respect to federal
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legislation, that the fact that these local initiatives are happening are going to mean it's going to minimize the movement for federal legislation because works is being done on a state level. yes, i understand the economic impact, but i think what a lot of people really care about is what's going to happen here in congress with the assault weapons ban and other gun legislation. >> arthel: are you saying, trey, give may second here, marjorie, are you saying, trey, that if the gun legislation is taken into the hands of the state, then there is no need for federal legislation? >> well, as a states' rights guy, i would certainly argue that. let's face it, federal government doesn't have the best track record or reputation for solving problems. as president obama said yesterday in chicago, this gun violence is a very much a local community issue. and states have a track record of getting problems solved these days. the economy is an example of that. they haven't waited around for federal solutions and they've already enacted some reforms in some states that people
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benefited from. >> arthel: marjorie, we all know money talks. but are people perhaps not hearing the part of the argument regarding the need to ban certain types of guns in a much needed effort to get rid of some of the horrific acts like the violence, like sandy hook that took place, aurora theater shooting? i mean, a lot of people -- it's not about money. it's about people at this point. come on. >> yeah. well, i think you're right. i think that what these events do is really raise awareness to the impact. what has unfortunately happening a lot, especially in the media, part of it, is this politicized discussion about, you know, guns versus no guns. arthel, we both went to the university of texas. i'm a texas girl, i used to go duck hunting. >> arthel: i know that people do like to hunt and i don't think anybody has a problem with that. >> that's right. it's a big -- that is an important part of the discussion
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is an awareness of what the debate is really about because a lot of the weaponries we're talk being are designed to kill mass numbers of people. and it's what are the implications of that? i agree, we've got a rather challenging situation in our congress and the ability of federal legislation to happen. but i think the states showing will for legislation is a useful thing. but ultimately we can't control this issue by states because it's very easy to throw that semiautomatic in the back of my car and drive into another state. >> arthel: that's where you make it a federal offense. that way if you have a gun, you do some knuckle head thing and shoot somebody, you can get put in the slammer. give bill o'reilly some credit, he and i had a discussion. that was an idea he came up. i actually agree with that. listen, trey, i'm going to give you the last word 'cause marjorie touched on something. debathes are usually over something that's not necessarily the headliner in the argument. so what do you think this gun
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debate is really about? >> well, sandy hook was a game changer. i've seen different attempts for legislation and it just hasn't happened. this town is paralyzed now more than it ever has been. i do think sandy hook was a game changer. i think we're going to see something. but i do think that when you're seeing initiatives on the state level, this federal, controversial federal legislation -- >> arthel: why is it controversial? plain terms y is it controversial? >> arthel, you watch the news as much as i do. i think everyone agrees this second emmy award and the interpretation of it has become very controversial and it has become a property rights issue for many, many people, that yes, they are just devastated -- >> arthel: no one is trying to take away someone's right to bear arms. >> arthel -- >> arthel: the people who are not mentally stable from getting guns and shooting innocent people. that's the bottom line. >> i don't disagree, arthel. but the reality is that people in this country, right or wrong, think that the government is going to come take their guns. i don't think that's the case. >> arthel: nobody is trying to
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do that. >> i'm not saying they are. there is just people that think that. >> that's why this discussion is good. we got to dispel the conceptions >> arthel: tray harden, marjorie clifton, hook em. we love you. the whole longhorns thing. thank you very much for much needed discussion. thank you very much. >> eric: we got brand-new details this afternoon about fugitive ex-cop christopher dorner. how he was able to hide out for days, just get this, 100 yards from the police command post that was set up to find him. the autopsy report says about his violent death. >> arthel: and republicans flexing their political muscles this week by delaying chuck hagel's confirmation. so what's next for the secretary of defense nominee? that's straight ahead.
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>> eric: there is some shocking new information about the manhunt that had southern california on alert. murder suspect and form l.a.p.d officer christopher dorner, he may have been able to hide out for days just by slipping into a condo that wasn't locked and get this, it was just 100 yards from the command post that was set up to find him. one official saying he parked his car right across the street from dorner's hideout all that time. adam housley has the latest details from los angeles. hi, adam. >> the appearances are that he hid in plain sight. but what happened was he really returned to a location that had already been checked. for example, you're seeing the cabin here, that's the one they believe he was in. they had checked that the first night after he had burned the car and shot the three police officers in, killing one. the theory now is maybe he
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waited for a while and then snuck down into the location. the cabin owners actually unlocked the door after the officers had checked the area. the only really argument you can make, maybe they should have gone back and look. the sheriff, when asked about this, kind of gave an idea that maybe they should have looked closer. but again, there are thousands of cabins up there. take a listen. >> our deputies knocked on the door and did not get an answer and in hindsight, it's probably a good thing that he did not answer based on his actions before and after that event. >> hindsight, look at the weapons. the rifle there with the tri pod and the scope and vengeance on the butt of the rifle, the addition, the cheek guard, that was a gun actually used by dorner. he had high caliber rifles, pistols, ten different silencers. as you can see, this was a man ready to go to war and did so. he killed four innocent people, shot others as well and maybe if the officers had knocked on the door, they may have faced one of these guns. those who did face these guns
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said this about the encounter. >> the entire time we were there, when we would move, he would shoot at us. and so the officers were forced to take cover the entire time. we felt that based upon his behavior, that he was laying in wait for us if we tried to enter the cabin, there was maybe another gun battle, a close quarters gun battle. >> late yesterday the coroner said they believe that dorner died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the basement of the cabin that was burned down. there is some question whether or not he may have been injured. there is some blood that was found near the cabin. there is some question whether that was part of this as well. that will all come out when the fine autopsy report is presented to the public. the good news is he is off the streets. the bad news, four innocent people lost their lives. eric. >> eric: that's for sure. thanks so much for the latest. >> arthel: there is good news if you are invest not guilty a 401(k). at the dillity investments is reporting the average value jumped 12% last year to a record
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high. but the news isn't all good. the average 401(k) is worth just over $77,000. that's just not enough to retire on. so what will it take to get hard working americans to save money to live off later on? ed is the managing partner of chapwood investments. we're not blaming the folks. you've got a lot of people dealing with less money coming into the household these days. but let's talk about this. the biggest mistake people are making and tell us the best way to keep these 401(k)s healthy. >> the best way is not so much investment performance. but it's more investor performance. what i always tell people if you're going to be investing for longer than ten years, then you should be investing in equities because a lot of people have defaulted to money market or bond funds and last year bond funds were up 12%. in the long run, stay away from the bond fund. invest in the equity funds, and another thing, people need to also understand that when they
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retire, they should expect to live off of 4% of what they saved. nobody, very few people really have a good handle on how much it costs them to live day by day or year by year. what you also need to do when planning is overestimate how much it costs you to live and underestimate how much your funds are going to grow. that's the way to have a safe retirement. >> break that down to me. if i were sitting in your office and you were saying, you're going to have to prepare and live off of 4% of the money that you saved. how does that work? tell me that again. >> that's just a general rule. some years you'll have better years. some years you'll have bad years. it's how much you'll take out of that account. >> each year, you're saying? >> absolutely. i've done this for 26 years. i will tell you, that's the number you need to look at, about 4% of what you have in your account. >> arthel: to be leer, let's say i retire and i've got, good willing, another good 25 years to live after retirement, i
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don't know. i'd -- >> you have 35 more years. >> arthel: i like you. so i have the money here. i want to be able to make sure the money i saved in my retirement account, i can draw down like 4% of that amount each year? >> that's what you should plan to do. that doesn't mean that's what it's going to grow to, but that's what you want to draw down. >> you mentioned the number 10. what if you were a good ten years right now from retirement, what do you do? >> look, people don't also understand that there has been two ten-year time periods in the history of this country where you lost money if you invested in stocks. that was 1927 to 1937. 1928 to 1938. people have access to this 401(k), so they sell, they move things around. stop doing it. just invest in equities. go to work. and put your money in tax deferred 'cause the 401(k) plan is absolutely the best way to do it. money goes in tax deferred -- gross tax deferred and goes in pretaxed. the pain you feel today by putting money into a 401(k) plan
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will pale in comparison to the pain you feel when you retire and don't have enough money. so do it right now. >> and also have a little on the side with cash on the side for those emergencies. okay. ed, great job managing partner of chapwood investments and also a longhorn. hook em, ed. see you. >> take care. >> eric: coming up next, show you a tragic end to a high speed car chase. cameras captured the moment that demonstrated just the danger that our police officers in our nation put themselves in every day my doctor told me calcium is efficiently absorbed in small continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. so we created the extraordinarily
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>> arthel: car chase caught on camera in iowa. take a look now. on the left side of your screen, you can see a police officer standing outside his squad car just moments before driver smashes into his vehicle into
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the cruiser at 140 miles per hour. the driver was killed and there was a child inside of the vehicle who was seriously injured. police say the suspect -- don't run it again -- police say the suspect took off after being pulled over by police in georgia. the child was reported missing after his father failed to return the boy to his mother in december. police did not know there was a child in the car until after that horrible crash. >> eric: it's been a tense week on capitol hill. republicans took the step of filibustering a cabinet nominee. the gop mustering just enough votes to delay senator chuck hagel's confirmation for secretary of defense. but now a lot of eyes are on senator john mccain. senator mccain joined the filibuster thursday as a way, they say, for him to try and squeeze more information out of the administration about the attack in benghazi. senator mccain has also said he believed hagel does deserve
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an up or down vote. what will happen next and is hagel in danger or will his nomination survive? susan estridge is a fox news contributor. hi, susan. >> hey, eric, how are you? >> good, what do you think will happen in the end? do you think hagel will squeak through and eventually be confirmed? >> yeah, i think there is no doubt about it. no secretary of defense has ever gotten the thumbs down this way. as a matter of fact, i can't think of any cabinet secretary cabinet appointee in history who hasn't gotten an up or down vote. so i think john mccain himself has said he'll get an up or down vote. when he does, he'll be confirmed. >> eric: it seems as days go on, could that snowball? you got all these comments he made in the past, talking about the jewish lobby, saying the iranian regime is legitimate, talking about sanctions, saying that the policy is containment when it's not, it's prevention. in rutgers, he apparently had a
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statement that claimed he accused the state department of doing the ordering and the bidding of the israeli foreign ministry. because you have this delay, could more come out? could this snowball within the next week and a half that he could be pulled? >> well, i don't know about you, eric, but i rarely seen a cabinet secretary, cabinet appointee under the microscope the way this guy has. and i hope you'll pardon me, but short of finding out that he had improper relations with somebody under the age of 16 or so, i think everybody knows what's out there. people have made up their minds. you saw it in the votes. and i do think he will be confirmed. it's just, i don't know. i understand john mccain making a point. he also said that chuck hagel was friend of his and i thought, boy, with friends like that. but i think if you're outside of washington, you have to say, what are these guys and girls
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doing? we're going to have an acting secretary of defense. we've got a foregone conclusion, and maybe they should stop playing these procedural games and just do the vote. >> that's interesting about the vote. i remember john powers, they within through him and he was turned down. >> he got the vote. >> got it. right you are. there is a graphic here. shows these delays and these procedures have skyrocketed. look at that. straight right up the past few years. why do you think that? you're a veteran of washington. is it partisanship? what are these guys thinks about when this comes to the floor and they try to stop all this? >> i think it's partisanship run amuck. i'm old enough to remember and i worked in the senate some years ago, when we actually worked together and, you know, strom thurman was the ranking republican on judiciary. ted kennedy, the democrat. you couldn't have two guys further apart. yet we tried to reach
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agreements. we had a drink after work. i have think the partisanship is frankly just out of control. >> all right. we'll see what happens in the next week and a half when they do get a jet vote, as you say, probably will get a vote and see if he gets through. susan, thank you so much. always good to see you. >> good to see you. >> eric: arthel? >> arthel: hi, guys. how would you like to have this in your man cave? look at this tv! if you're in the market for a new television, the latest models have high-tech features you have probably never seen before. here is the question, are they worth the money? "consumer reports" took a look affidavit them and brought along the best of the bunch and we're going to show them to you coming up next hi. hi. i'm here to pick up some cacti. it should be under stephens. the verizon share everything plan for small business. get a shareable pool of data... got enough joshua trees? ... on up to 25 devices. so you can spend less time... yea, the golden barrels... managing wireless costs and technology and more time driving your business potential.
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>> arthel: welcome back. when it comes to buying a new tv, the mantra might be bigger is better. but there is more to consider than size. >> eric: which models have the clearest picture, the most intense color and the coolest accessories? wait 'til you see these tvs. "consumer reports" put them to the test and electronics editor jim wilcox is here. jim, this tv set is unbelievable. this thing is the biggest tv set i think i've ever seen you could have. >> arthel: it's huge. but the picture is so clear.
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tell us about this. >> the thing that's really unique, you can start hearing a lot about ultrahdtv's. the real difference is it's got four times the resolution of a standard 1080 ptv. detail, you can tell it's incredible on this tv. the other thing is you can get a bigger tv because you can sit closer to the tv. the problem is right now there is not a lot of content, so that's going to develop. so really this tv will upconvert your normal tv programming. the other thing it's expensive. >> how much. >> selling for $17,000. this is a model by lg. sony has one in the market. we it expect the manufacturers to come out later in the year. >> arthel: if you have $17,000 to buy a television, you said some of the televisions are not up to that level of pixelation, if you will. this tv now, what will my picture look like? >> it will take the normal signal that's coming in off of your cable box and then upconvert it. so it's going to look good.
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it's not going to look as good as if it was native content that. will be coming. >> arthel: i feel like i'm in florence right now. >> eric: there is no pixels. led or the regular thing that i got on my wall that i can't work 'cause that tv doesn't work? >> normal tv has 2 million pixels. those are the individual pixel elements. this has 8 million. it's four times the detail in the highest quality tvs that are out right now. >> eric: that is clear. >> arthel: no. >> eric: could be london. you have another one here. >> beth: this is not as big, but the black in this is so dense. >> yeah, hopefully you can see it on tv. one of the things, this is an ola tv. that's the technology in the screens on some of your phones. super high quality. they've been having a hard time getting them bigger. tv size. this is a model from samsung. a prototype. they're going to have one in the second half of the year. lg will have one the first half
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of the year. it combines the things that we like about plasma, which has the unlimited viewing angle, extremely black, as you can see. the colors really pop off that tv. some of the things we like about l t.d., it's the thickness of a pencil, really, really thin. and it's very energy efficient. like an led, lcd. >> eric: where is this going? we first have the flat screens. >> it is dramatic. a lot of them are dramatic. the first time you see one, it's something that had stops you in your tracks and hopefully people will be buying them. >> arthel: i got to tell you, how much is this one? >> this one, there is no price set on this one. but lg announced they'll have one -- this is a 55-inch tv. in the 12, $13,000 range. so obviously they're expensive tv's. the first time we're seeing them. but you know the tv industry. in a few years -- >> arthel: i can get this for
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five grand. >> eric: can you get this right now? >> this is available right now. in limited distribution. so you would have to find out if you go to their web site, find a dealer. this tv, none are out yet. the first ones out first quarter. >> eric: imagine the fox channel bigger and better? absolutely amazing. >> arthel: i would be. i agree with you, eric. i'm going to go along with you, of course. jim, we always look forward to your visits here with "consumer reports." thank you so much. >> good being here. >> arthel: eric, it's been nice to be with you. i'm arthel neville. that's going to do it for us. stick around. a harris faulkner, fox report up next when you were starting out? or after a few decades working in some well-worn character? experience makes you wiser for the wear. and now come the richer possibilities. [ children laughing ] aarp.
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